I suppose it’s a good thing to break from our personal norms from time to time, which I’ve done of late…
I’m currently riding a crochet wave where I’ve set aside my cottons for some Red Heart Shimmer yarn. It’s very soft and a little bit sparkly and a tad bit on the sportier yarn weight side I think. Anyway, I like it.
I just made that wavy blanket up there as a baby gift for a boy. (I was inspired by the ripple pattern here.) The colors aren’t true on the iPhone pic, but the turquoise, red, and black are really nice together (I like it for a girl too). Makes me think of roller derby :).
Then, I made this little number from a free pattern on the Red Heart website that I modified a fair amount. (Nixed the turtle neck; increased some of the rounds for sizing; increased some of the chain counts on most of the ruffles to make them lay down a little better.).
I found the pattern and asked them both if they would like one. The youngest said “no way” (didn’t see that coming); and the oldest said “of course” and when asked if she would prefer it as a skirt, she said “are you kidding?” who are these kids?
I like this pattern and I’m confident I could easily modify it into a skirt pretty easily as well, which I’m pretty sure is what I secretly want for myself since I keep bringing it up. …may need to tone down the color scheme a bit…
I got a thumbs up when it was finished :).